Find out which brokers have made the best calls. We break down the number of buy, sell or hold ratings for each stockbroker. You can see all the information in easy to read charts and discover the league table for best and worst brokers based on performance.
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Summary of sell recommendations

In the chart below the columns represent an analysis of correct Sell recommendations by each broker over the last 3 months. The blue section represents Sell recommendations for companies whose share price has dramatically underperformed the FTSE, red represents Sells which have significantly underperformed the FTSE and green represents Sells which have only moderately underperformed the FTSE. See a full explanation of how to use this chart.
Broker >15% 5-15% 0-5% Total
Berenberg 23% 23% 38% 84.7%
Investec 25% 0% 50% 75.0%
Exane BNP Paribas 25% 6% 44% 75.1%
Peel Hunt 29% 18% 25% 71.5%
Morgan Stanley 14% 29% 29% 71.5%
Citigroup 25% 19% 25% 68.8%
Shore Capital 17% 17% 33% 66.7%
Numis 0% 32% 32% 63.2%
Jefferies Interna... 40% 0% 20% 60.0%
Liberum Capital 22% 19% 19% 59.2%
Barclays Capital 13% 20% 25% 57.5%
Credit Suisse 23% 12% 19% 53.8%
Kepler Cheuvreux 17% 33% 0% 50.0%
Beaufort Securities 0% 50% 0% 50.0%
JP Morgan Cazenove 19% 26% 4% 48.1%

Super sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown over 15% share price decrease over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict dramatic share price decreases.
Broker Super Sell
Jefferies International 40.00%
Peel Hunt 28.57%
Investec 25.00%
Citigroup 25.00%
Exane BNP Paribas 25.00%
Credit Suisse 23.08%
Berenberg 23.08%
Liberum Capital 22.22%
JP Morgan Cazenove 18.52%
Kepler Cheuvreux 16.67%
RBC Capital Markets 16.67%
Shore Capital 16.67%
HSBC 14.29%
Morgan Stanley 14.29%
Barclays Capital 12.50%

Good sells

The above chart shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 5% and 15% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict significant share price decreases.
Broker Good Sell
Investec 50.00%
Exane BNP Paribas 43.75%
Berenberg 38.46%
Shore Capital 33.33%
Numis 31.58%
Morgan Stanley 28.57%
Peel Hunt 25.00%
Citigroup 25.00%
Barclays Capital 25.00%
Deutsche Bank 21.05%
Goldman Sachs 20.00%
Societe Generale 20.00%
Jefferies International 20.00%
Credit Suisse 19.23%
Liberum Capital 18.52%

Moderate sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 0% and 5% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict moderate share price decreases.
Broker Moderate Sell
Beaufort Securities 50.00%
Kepler Cheuvreux 33.33%
Numis 31.58%
Morgan Stanley 28.57%
JP Morgan Cazenove 25.93%
UBS 25.00%
Berenberg 23.08%
Barclays Capital 20.00%
Societe Generale 20.00%
Citigroup 18.75%
Liberum Capital 18.52%
Peel Hunt 17.86%
Shore Capital 16.67%
HSBC 14.29%
Credit Suisse 11.54%

Poor sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price increase over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict a share price decrease when the shares have actually risen in value while their Sell recommendation was in place.
Broker Poor Sell
UBS 75.00%
Deutsche Bank 68.42%
RBC Capital Markets 66.67%
Societe Generale 60.00%
Goldman Sachs 60.00%
HSBC 57.14%
JP Morgan Cazenove 51.85%
Kepler Cheuvreux 50.00%
Beaufort Securities 50.00%
Credit Suisse 46.15%
Barclays Capital 42.50%
Liberum Capital 40.74%
Jefferies International 40.00%
Numis 36.84%
Shore Capital 33.33%